Cookie Month Recipe #8: Chewy Chocolate Cookies

December 19, 2009

My friend Emily had me at “chocolate.” Describing these morsels as chewy definitely lends something extra, but being a chocoholic (I’m woman enough to admit that), I was predisposed to liking these before I had them. Then I tried one, and then another to make sure that the first wasn’t a too-good-to-be-true fluke. It wasn’t. […]

December is Cookie Month!

December 1, 2009

My friends Jillian and Todd came up with this great idea: a cookie swap party. They invited guests to make their favorite cookies and print the recipes out, and each person brought both sweets and instructions to the party. Everybody got to sample each other’s cookies and take home recipes and samples of their favorites. […]

And Now It’s Your Recipe

October 28, 2009

The excerpt of Cherries in Winter in the November issue of O, the Oprah Magazine also features the recipe for my Aunt Nettie’s Clam Chowder, and some of you may notice it’s slightly different from the way you’ll see the recipe in the book. Other recipes in the book will be featured on, and […]